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Where one would expect that the Hawaiian Islands would be awash with tidal waves and under the threat of nearby volcanic eruptions, there is a bright spot for these islanders in that the Pacific will be shortening, tightening, and all shores that represent plates above subducting plates will benefit from this. During the rotation stoppage, the waters of the Pacific will flow towards the poles, and during the shift will rush from one side of the Pacific to the next. However, due to the shortening of the Pacific, there will be slightly more water to deal with overall. The highest altitudes will be the safest, with a tie-down to survive the hurricane force winds. Due to proximity to the oceans bounty afterwards, the volcanic gloom can be offset.

Tidal bore is present when the water has no where to go but up. This happens when a large wave approaches a cliff, along a land mass that prevent the water from any escape. For instance, along the western coast of Peru. Water then must either push sideways, encountering water under just as much pressure, or back, likewise not possible given the press. Thus, the least resistance is up a ravine. In the case of islands like those in Hawaii, there is wiggle room. Even though the islands are large, the wave approaching the island starts to move around the island long before it starts rolling up the land mass toward the beaches. The water on either side of the island has a lot of options, can move sideways, and does so. Thus, the advise to move inland x miles and upland x feet is not that far afield. Clearly, one should move as high as possible, staying out of the hurricane force winds, and not hang about near the beaches even if on high ground.


There will be tsunami generated from the great quakes on Japan's North Island during the 7 of 10 scenarios, but these will not strike Hawaii with an immense tsunami. Given the tsunami warning system in the Pacific, this should not take the residents by surprise nor create great devastation. As we have stated, tsunami tend to go around the Hawaii Islands, as there is great latitude to move to the side in the great Pacific, the opposite of tidal bore where water finds itself in a compressed situation with no escape but up. As we have stated, the tsunami generated due to the quakes on Japan's South Island will go against Japan, not across the Pacific. Additionally, the swamping of Victoria on the island of Vancouver is anticipated to be due to jostling water in the straits due to a domino effect from the jolts in the plates across the Pacific, not due to a tsunami. Where the 7 of 10 is not expected to generate severe tsunami for the Pacific Rim, the 8 of 10 has not been detailed as yet beyond the mention of continuous plate movement in some areas. Since the Pacific will be shortening, it goes without saying that there will be tsunami included in the 8 of 10, as we detailed for Puget Sound recently.

Hawaii is steadily rising now, after every major quake in the vicinity. As we explained, the Pacific is not one plate but at least four, and both the Hawaii Islands and the Society Islands are being raised on the western edge of a the Pacific Plate portion that is subducting under the West Coast of N America. Where these islands can anticipate an increase in elevation, it will not be more than 140-160 feet. The Hawaii Island have been formed from volcanic material, and thus have many deep ravines in which tidal bore will occur. Be high enough that you will be safe, as the islands are not that large that a return to home cannot be done after the pole shift.


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